Ahead of tomorrow's 2013 Africa Cup of Nation's draw in South Africa, former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu yesterday boasted that the Super Eagles were still a force to be reckoned with in African football.
Speaking after the official opening ceremony of the 1st Greensprings/Kanu Football camp in Lagos Tuesday, the former Arsenal star said, "nobody should panic over who the Super Eagles opponents will be because Nigeria is a big name and we have a good team. It is our opponents that should panic; not us."
The Atlanta '96 gold medalist reckoned that Coach Stephen Keshi was doing a "great job" and "should be encouraged." Continuing, Kanu who had just arrived from London where he took part in Olympic Torch Tour said Nigerians should be patient with Keshi's rebuilding process.
"The word rebuilding entails patience. I believe Keshi is on the right track. We have to give him all the support to succeed."
Kanu posited that with programmes like the Greensprings/KANU Football camp in place, Nigeria's glory days in football would return soon.
"That's why I did not think twice before saying yes when they called."
Over 300 kids attending the camp were on hand to cheer the former Nigeria international at the Lekki Campus of Greensprings schools.